Sunday, 10 January 2010

Invitation


Sorry, the Mystery is now closed.

You are hereby invited to take part in Mrs Moen Spring Mystery 2010.

About the project:
- It's suitable for any decor depending on your choice of fabrics.
- It's suitable for beginner quilters.
- It’s based on a traditional block with a fun, little twist.
- It’s great for scrap- and stashbusting (unless you want an excuse to buy some more fabric).
- You will have 4 12”*12” blocks (finished size) which you can use for
a table runner ca 12”*48” without borders
or a wall hanging/table topper ca 24”*24” without borders
or you can set them on point or add sashing or borders...


Fabric
First, let me show you mine


You will need a main colour, style or value (A) (for instance lights, greys, pastels, 30ies, yellows, flowers) and 3 fabrics that stand out from this (B-D):
A: several fabrics (5+) in your main colour/style/value (mine is taupe); enough for a total of 68 2½”*4½”pieces.
B: a contrasting fabric (light if your main fabrics are dark, dark if they are light, mine is white), a 4½”*32” strip will do.
C: a fabric somewhere between pink and red (mine is red), a 4½”*32” strip will do.
D: a fabric somewhere between yellow and orange (mine is orange), a 4½”*11” piece will do.

I know picking fabric can be hard at any time, so you can email me pictures if you have any questions about your choices.


Instalments
There will be 5 instalments including these general instructions. I will post once a week on Mondays starting on Jan 25th, which will give you a couple of weeks to get your fabrics together:
2 Cutting, Jan 25th
3 1st round of piecing, Feb 1st
4 2nd round of piecing, Feb 8th
5 Putting it together, Feb 15th


Signing up
You will sign up by leaving a comment to this post, making sure I get your email address (either through your Blogger profile or leave one here). The instructions with pictures will be posted in a separate blog. I will post the link here at Mrs Moen on the dates set; you’ll just follow the link and use your email address to get access.

You will sew at your own pace; the prize you will get for finishing is a fun, little project. I would love to see pictures of your finished projects though!

Copy the Mystery image (with a link to this post) into your blog to spread the word if you like; the more the merrier. If you have any questions, send me an email.

Added: Please leave your email address in your comment. Thanks!

Julie, Michele (thymegardener): I need you email addresses to set you up!

Sandi: I have a problem with your email address.

73 comments:

  1. Wow, I love quilt-a-longs. Thanks for organizing one! I have lots of taupes in my stash, but I will take a dive into my fabrics tomorrow and look for a completely different colour palette and send you a picture!

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  2. I'm interested. I'm posting a link for BOM's on my sidebar and I'll include you there. This sounds like fun.

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  3. Sounds like a fun project. Count me in.
    Gayle
    gag7949@hotmail.com

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  4. It's a great quilt-along project, I won't be joining due to time constrain, but will be following with interest - Have fun to all - Hugs Nat

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  5. Hi Nina, my stash consists mostly of small pieces. Can the whole thing be scrappy except for the long strips? Sounds like fun.

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  6. Hi,
    I`d like join .It sounds fun project,count me in.

    moramargaritaster@gmail.com

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  7. Okay, I am really going to try to complete this. It sounds like it will be fun to share and see what others do. Sign me up.

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  8. I love quilt-alongs! Count me in... :o)

    cavjav@cox.net

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  9. O.K. count me in too. I'm anxious to see what the mystery turns out to be. I've started gathering my fabrics.

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  10. ugh... I am scared... but ... I love all your stuff so I'm in!!!!

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  11. I would love to join in. Would love a new project and looking for inspiration. Thanks.

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  12. shawnlorette; I need your email address to get you linked up! Thanks!

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  13. Sorry - thought it was automatic.

    shawnlorette@mac.com

    Very exciting. Many thanks.

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  14. I'm up for a challenge. I think I have the perfect fabrics in my stash for this.

    I always love a good mystery

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  15. I'd like to participate. I just found this today and will need to pull fabrics, hopefully over the weekend.

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  16. I'm leaving another post as the blogger used my guild's name above. Sorry for the double post.

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  17. Hi Nina Lise.

    I`m in !

    I belive you have my email. LOL

    Dette blir spennende!

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  18. I'd like to join in on the fun - Kristi
    wbotw39@hotmail.com

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  19. Hi!
    Greetings from rainy Canada.
    I'm very much intrigued by your mystery and would like to participate.
    Els Eshuis
    elseshuis@hotmail.com

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  20. please invite me to do mystery. i love taupes.

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  21. Julie, I need your email address. Thanks!

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  22. Hi Mrs Moen,
    Nicolette (dutch comfort) made me notice your blog and mystery. I would love to quilt along. And I would love to use some of my cat fabric for it.
    Is this suitable in your opinion?
    Thank you Laetitia

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  23. Hi Laetitia!
    Cat fabric would be fun and do very well as long as you have contrast between the A fabrics and B, C, and D. If your cats fabrics are very busy, you can use solids for B, C, and D (like me).
    Please send/leave me an email address so I can add you to the Mystery blog! Thanks!

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  24. oooh! A mystery quilt that I actually caught at the beginning! Sounds like a blast! skittlesinsocks @ g-m-a-i-l.c-o-m

    Sorry... have an overload of spam already and don't trust leaving just my regular e-mail address... But I think you can figure out what I mean right?

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  25. ylogar@rochester.rr.com
    Would love to do this BOM.
    thanks

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  26. Hi, I would like to participate in his mystery project.
    email: estrellasolitaria_lonquen@yahoo.es

    Thanks.

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  27. please sign me up, sounds like fun! Michele

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  28. Michele/thymegardener, please leave me your email address. Thank you!

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  29. Hi Mrs. Moen,

    I would love to join the mystery

    Thank you

    Colleennoel@yahoo.com

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  30. I would like to join..how fun!

    grannygailquilts@gmail.com

    thank you!

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  31. GOSTARIA DE PARTICIPAR!!!
    liége

    liloca11@gmail.com

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  32. Dear Mrs. Moen,
    I would like to join in the mystery project.
    thank you for offering one !
    I think I decide on grey.

    christa liebig@t-online.de

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  33. Hi Nina'm from Brazil would like to see up close the work.I love patchwork and would like to learn to do better.Come visit me here:
    www.flickr.com/photos/divania_nogueira
    Hugs

    my email:
    divanianogueira@gmail.com
    Divânia

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  34. i would like to join ,too,susi

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  35. sign me up please! Not sure if I can keep up, but I'll give 'er a shot!!

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  36. Nina I forgot to sign up officially and I could not access the cutting instructions

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  37. My name is Lucia. I follow your blog and would like to participate.
    email: lucia.egmachado@gamil.com
    http://saladecostura.blogspot.com

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  38. Please sign me up!!!

    either my google account or narekkm@yahoo.com

    Thanks,

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  39. My name is Sandi and I would love to participate in your upcoming mystery quilt.

    email: sandit1@sbglobal.net

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  40. Love your projects, Count me in. apjjjjm05@hotmail.com

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  41. Love to join in - sign me up. Late start here - need to find fabric. E-mail is Jangraziano@gmail.com

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  42. Sandi; I cannot get your email address to work. Please check your email address, and get back to me.

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  43. I'd love to join. Email is ChristyR829@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  44. I must have missed this post but I would love to sign up now please.

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  45. Count me in too, never have tried this! Kris


    krisswa@aol.com

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  46. so sorry! my email is barbaramdahl@gmail.com

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  47. sign me up, please.
    Robin
    indyqltr@hotmail.com

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  48. Hope I am not to late to sign up for your mystery! My email is: 1foxiegrannie@gmail.com Thank you so much!

    Carmen in AK

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  49. This is me leaving a comment

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  50. Reggie; I need your email address if you want to participate in the Mystery. Thank you!

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  51. I would like to do the mystery quilt.

    Reggie is helping me figure this out. You need not respond to him. Thanks!

    frontporchquilts@gmail.com

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  52. Would love to join in. pcrum_ludwig@yahoo.com

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  53. I hope it is not too late to sign up. I love mysteries and this sounds like it will be a fun project over a shorter period of time than a whole year.

    rrhody1@charter.net

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  54. Hi. I would love to join in.

    sandit@sbcglobal.net

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  55. Sandi; I cannot reply to your new email address either.

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  56. Please sign me up.
    Michele
    MBreault@truman.edu

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  57. can you please put my name on the list too

    thanks, Lil from Luxemburg

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  58. Hope I am not too late, but I just found your site and would like to make this mystery quilt. Thanks! Cindy
    cls1958@hotmail.com

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  59. Please include me also. Sounds like fun.

    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  60. Hi Sandi!
    I have tried to send you an invitation several times through Blogger; can you please send me an email from your email account?

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  61. I would like to join your mystery. My eamail is peanut13@bellsouth.net. Thanks

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  62. Please add me to your list. Thanks!
    Val

    vjpurplepatches@brktel.on.ca

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  63. May I please join in on this mystery quilt?
    Thank you.
    betty.sew.what@gmail.com

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  64. I just found you - is it still possible to do this mystery?
    Kathy
    Ksoppelt@aol.com

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  65. Am I too late?

    c_warren@qwest.net

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  66. I just found your site! Am I to late for the mystery? My e-mail is melpn97@hughes.net
    I would love to participate! ~~ Amanda

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  67. I just found your mystery - am I too late to join?
    jcquilter@bellsouth.net
    Hope to hear from you!
    Jan

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  68. I would like to do this mystery. Thanks.
    lmccrory@northwestel.net

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  69. michele, thymegardener

    thymegardener@yahoo.com

    thanks, Michele

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  70. Hi, Not yet got a blog. Just saw your mystry post. Not too , too late to sign up, am I? Cheers from Australia. happybugs33@hotmail.com

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  71. ....I was going to join the game and found the right vintage cloth for the project. Forgot all about leaving on comment on your blog and now my project is finished....

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  72. Hi, am I too late to join your Spring Mystery 2010? If not, please set me up. My email address is braunkl@rogers.com.

    Thanks, Lilly

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